Tony Ortega – Magia Chicana
Tony Ortega: Magia Chicana
July 24-November 13, 2021
Green Room Gallery
A survey of works by Denver-based artist, Tony Ortega, exploring the magic of the Hispanic culture that has been woven into the tapestry of America. Iconic Mexican images are often fused with American pop culture, creating a cultural hybridity. Many images in this exhibition richly depict the love of family and community, the manual labor, and the zest for life Hispanics have brought to American culture.
Tony Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado and is currently a professor for Regis University. He is the recipient of the coveted Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999) and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998). He has been a working artist and teacher for the past 36 years and is known for his vibrant, colorful artwork. Tony Ortega’s lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity by addressing the culture, history and experiences of Chicanos/Latinos through his art. His work can be found in Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. He has exhibited extensively in United States, Latin America and other parts of the world.
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